Fonds AK2672 - Goldstone Commission, Boipatong Massacre Records

Submission by the South African Police Supporting documents for SAP submission Report and memorandum regarding the Boipatong tapes Sebokeng beerhall massacre Section Commander reports Affidavits Iscor Ltd Nicholls, Cambanis, Koopasammy and Pillay Correspondence: Nicholls and Advocate van der Merwe Case file of copied, handwritten statements
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Goldstone Commission, Boipatong Massacre Records


  • 1990 - 1999 (Creation)

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The Commission of Inquiry Regarding the Prevention of Public Violence and Intimidation, under the chairmanship of Justice Richard Goldstone, was appointed by President FW de Klerk on 24 October 1991, to investigate incidents of public violence and intimidation in South Africa prior to the 1994 general election. Other commissioners were Adv. Danie Rossouw, SC (ViceChairman), Adv. Solly Sithole, Ms. Lillian Baqwa, and Mr. Gert Steyn. The commissioners were appointed for a statutory period of three years. The Commission became commonly known as the Goldstone Commission.
During its three year life-span the Commission, in terms of its founding Act, No 139 of 1991, presented 47 reports, usually following public inquiries, containing a large number of recommendations.
The Commission closed on 27 October 1994.

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Records of Goldstone Commission enquiry (1992), an appeal heard in the Supreme Court (1994) and Amnesty Committee records.

Includes some Sebokeng records, 1990-1991.

These papers relate to the events which took place on June 17 1992 at nBoipatong, during which 39 people were murdered, several people injured and property was stolen or destroyed. There were accusations of police involvement in the crime.

The collection comprises 3 sets of documents: the Goldstone Commission of Enquiry (1992), the Appeal Court record with accompanying documents (1993-1994) and the Amnesty applications with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1999).

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The digitisation of this collection was made possible by a generous grant from Carnegie Corporation. (Johannesburg, 2012).

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